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How Do I Take Care Of My Tires?

Piazza Honda of Pottstown drivers know that in order to get the smoothest ride possible, they have to keep their tires in optimal condition. And a big part of this means keeping an eye on your tire pressure so that the right amount of air is always in them. You also must keep an eye on the amount of tire tread that you have.

If your tire tread becomes too low, your tires are getting worn and need to be replaced. To check your tire tread level, insert a penny into the tire groove. If you can see all of…
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Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

Whether your pet loves the car or is a reluctant passenger, there are things you can do to make their time in the car more pleasant for everyone. Start with short trips to get your pets used to the motion and sounds of a car ride. You can increase these slowly until your pet starts to enjoy them.

Your pets are in danger from airbags when they ride in the front seat, and they're also a distraction there. Create a haven on a rear seat or in the cargo area of an SUV for your pet, using their own…
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How to Know if You Have a Bad Battery

Eventually, your battery is going to go bad. Therefore, you are going to have to run tests on it and make sure that your battery condition is known. Negligence can cause you to fall victim to some unfortunate circumstances. One thing that can help is knowing the signs of a bad battery.

One sign is that the battery is unable to produce cranking apps that are adequate for starting the vehicle. Another sign of a bad battery is that it can't hold a charge. In some cases, the battery may be so bad that it is unable to even…

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Buying an Appropriate Children's Car Seat

Automotive accidents remain one of the leading causes of fatalities in children aged 13 and under. However, when a child is secured in the right car seat, they become much safer in the event of a collision. If in the market for a family-sized vehicle, enjoy browsing through the selection offered in our Piazza Honda of Pottstown inventory.

Infant seats must face the rear of the vehicle and are appropriate for newborns and younger infants. When the child reaches eight or nine months of age, parents often opt for a forward-facing version that features a tether and a harness. 

 

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The Importance of Car Wax

While most of the time drivers can take a quick trip through the car wash and consider the job of maintaining their car's exterior finished, spending some time now and then applying car wax by hand has plenty of benefits. When it comes time to trade in or sell their used car, the time they spent routinely maintaining its appearance may be rewarded in a higher resale value.

Car wax can be made of real or synthetic substances, but both have one goal, to repel moisture. Spreading a coat of wax over your car's clean finish will keep…
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Car Wash: Basic Automotive Care

Washing your car is basic automotive care, but how often should you wash your car? We here at Piazza Honda of Pottstown like to err on the side of caution, so we wash our rides weekly. However, it's okay to wash your car twice per month as well. Here's why.

The Weekly or Twice Monthly Schedule

If you're blessed enough to live in a mild climate year-round and/or you park your car in a covered garage, you can get away with washing your car twice monthly. Stay open to adjust this frequency according to seasonal weather…
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Is Buying a Used Car a Smart Thing to Do?

Here at Piazza Honda of Pottstown, we want you to feel comfortable with your next vehicle purchase. Buying a used car makes sense from a financial standpoint. You pay less for a vehicle and don't have to deal with depreciation. Are there other benefits to buying a used vehicle besides the price?

Today's vehicles are made to last. In fact, according to IHS Automotive, the average car on American roads has been on the road for close to 12 years. Purchasing a gently used vehicle with low mileage will give you a reliable vehicle that could last you…
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Refinancing vs. trading in your car

Want to refinance your car but you don’t know how? In most cases, you just need to take a trip to a dealership and talk to them about your current situation. You could wind up getting a new loan for your current vehicle, or you may want to consider trading in your vehicle for something newer. In these cases, it’s always good to have positive equity. This is when your car is worth more than you owe. These are good situations to refinance, trade-in, and sell your vehicle because you’ll get the most value for it.

For…
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Protecting Your Car from Road Salt-Related Corrosion: A Quick Guide

While salt is a great way to keep the roads in Limerick free of slush and ice, the residue it leaves behind hastens corrosion of your car's brakes, body, and undercarriage. During a harsh winter, it's crucial to protect your vehicle from salt corrosion, and you can follow these steps to do so.

Salt is the main line of defense against an icy road, but it's bad for your car. As in other areas of life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; a good coat of wax works wonders. By waxing your car…

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The LATCH Test Can Help You Find A Child-Friendly Vehicle

Your child's safety and comfort are critical. These factors are something you should keep in mind when buying a new car, and we have a simple, easily-to-grasp way for you to gauge a vehicle's backseat dependability—the LATCH test. At Piazza Honda of Pottstown, it's our favorite way to display a vehicle's child-safety capabilities. Here's a brief description of how it works.

The LATCH test will provide a vehicle a rating of either poor, marginal, acceptable, or good. No matter how appealing a car may be, if its tether rating is poor or marginal, we…
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